Five great reasons to have October's live lectures on DVD: John Archer, Joshua Jay, Caleb Wiles, Nick Einhorn, AND Mark Calabrese!
John Archer is a stand-up comedy magician from the UK. He was officially the first person to fool Penn & Teller on the UK series 'Fool Us'. If he fooled Penn & Teller you know the magic is going to be off the charts. Joshua Jay is the consummate gentleman of magic and has published numerous articles, best-selling DVDs and has authored a best-selling book. As always, Josh's ,aterial is top notch and entertaining (we might be biased but it's true!). Caleb Wiles has to be seen to be believed. His magic is organic and stunning. Nick Einhorn is another Penn & Teller fooler! Need to know the secrets of booking a gig? Nick is your guy. Mark Calabrese was a Creative Consultant for Criss Angel. You also may have seen him on the hit SyFy show Wizard Wars.
John is a stand-up comedy magician from the UK. This guy was officially the FIRST person to fool Penn & Teller on the UK series: 'Penn & Teller - Fool Us'. (It's airing now in the US as well!) John has also appeared on award-winning CBBC network shows and even WRITES comedy for many other shows in the UK! Want to learn comedy and magic the RIGHT way? This lecture will focus on stand-up, close-up, - and easy, hard-hitting magic that will make you the life of any party!
Blank Night - John's famous comedy Bank Night routine that fooled Penn & Teller! This effect is very well thought out, very fun to perform and is VERY funny.
Pushing the Envelope - This is a single billet and one envelope. The Spectator writes down a thought on a billet which is folded and placed into a single envelope. You INSTANTLY know the written down thought. This is a classic plot but with John's added touches! One billet, one envelope. That's it!
Semi Open - This is as close to an open prediction as you can get! An envelope is placed on the table and a card id named or selected. The envelope is opened to show a clearly written prediction of the named card. John will also cover a variation where a duplicate of the named card is removed from the envelope. Clean and devious!
The Laura Buxton Co-incidence - A story that questions what coincidence really is. Two decks of cards - one red, one blue. Despite both decks being handled and examined by the spectator, the performer and spectator repeatedly shuffle the same card to the top. As a finale, it is seen that the final choice of one of these cards had been predicted from the start!
Komedy Killer - John's hilarious routine and variation of the Kenton Knepper classic. This is a full 10 minute routine that plays for both close-up and stage!
DeJa 2 - This is a killer stage effect where a couple from the audience are tested for their compatibility and found to be perfect for each other. A lady picks a card and her partner somehow manages to find it! This is an effect where it seems as if the magician is hardly involved!
Zennerdoo - This is a strong and clean 'psychic experiment'. A spectator repeatedly matches dealt cards on to the table with their matching symbols.
Streets - This is John's book test that really isn't a book test. It's more of a remote viewing experience. This will hopefully whet the tastebuds! John will also discuss his thoughts on comedy writing, creating routines and comedy performance! This is going to be a STRONG & RARE magic learning experience!
You all know the name! As a young lad, Joshua started dazzling the magic world with amazing effects, routines and theory! He has published numerous articles, DVDs and has authored a best-selling book! This lecture will include magic that has been in print before, plus all-new, never before seen material as well! There will be a diverse mix of magic for everyone!
Hitchcock - A card effect with both suspense and surprise. This effect has been heralded all over the world and is featured in Joshua's one man show, but has never been published in video DVD format.
Totally Triumph - A stunning version of Triumph with a nifty production move that you will want to add to your repertoire.
Back in Time - This effect has it all--the presentation, technique, and theme that will engage an audience and take them to a very unusual place.
Cornered Plus - A completely impromptu routine with a borrowed bill that has it all.
Prism Deck - Josh's signature color-changing deck routine. You have to see this live to believe it.
Phantom Deck - Not available anywhere except AT THE TABLE, this is a closer for ANY card routine in which you cause the entire deck to turn clear.
Inferno - This is Josh's newest effect, and it won "Trick of the Year." A named card appears in a matchbox. Here you will find all the latest work on this captivating routine.
Any Card, Any Number - This is a VERY original and surprising version of the classic effect. If you want to learn a trick that people remember forever, don't miss this.
Triad Coins - Josh's new principle with coins that can be used in many, many different ways.
Caleb is an author, creator, a columnist for Genii and an all-around nice guy! His lecture is full of incredible close-up routines that are designed for the real world! Every effect has been highly acclaimed by some of THE most important critics in magic - REAL LIVE AUDIENCES. But that's not to say that YOU won't be excited about his material. His marketed effects, including High Spots, Six Pack and Rematch have received rave reviews from magicians all over the world. So take a look at what Caleb plans to bring to you:
Armchair Mind Reading - This simple effect has fooled some of the best card guys in the world. It looks like real mind reading!
Reswindled - This is a version of Re-set that even the Paul Harris says is THE best version EVER!
Crystal Cut - A versatile false cut and control that will surely become a part of your repertoire! So bye bye to the double undercut!
Clue - An easy to do effect where 'Clue cards' reveal the identity of the spectator's selection. But that is only the beginning! This uses an underutilized principle that most magicians have never seen before!
Make A Wish - A practical, birthday-themed card effect that is easy enough for the beginner but strong enough for the working pro.
Replicator - A topical presentation Hamman's Signed Card plot with a kicker ending that absolutely KILLS laymen!
Spin the Wheel and Make the Deal! - A "Deal or No Deal" themed card trick with an absolutely impossible ending. Laymen go nuts!
Nick is absolutely amazing. Having fooled Penn & Teller on the famous UK show, 'Penn & Teller - Fool Us', Nick is bringing you a lecture that you will not forget. Having authored numerous books and magic effects including, Nest of Wallets, Spooked, Pro-Flite and so much more, Nick will be showcasing his style of magic. He will also share with you his tips on how to book gigs, approaching a table or group of people, how to routine and much much more!
Money Deck - This is a surprise production of four coins that appear under a ribbon spread deck of cards. (Please note - the "surprise" is not guaranteed if you just read the above).
Unicorn Coin in Bottle - Nick's routining and handling of this classic effect. This is suitable for banquet tables and general close-up work. Plus, Nick shares with you his thoughts on the wear and tear of folding coins.
Signature Triumph - An in-the-hands version of Triumph with a very surprising ending. This effect is ideal for the 'mix and mingle' close-up performer.
Co-op - A quick and quirky color changing card which makes a perfect opener for a strolling close-up act!
Gold Rush - A tried and tested routine for the classic 'Ring Flight' which maximizes the visual moment of the vanishing ring.
Rainbow Deck - Nick's routine and handling of this great utility prop!
Ring on String - Here you will learn Nick's thoughts, handling and routining for this classic effect!
Pro-Flite - Nick shares with you his marketed performance of the classic Ring Flight effect. (Performance Only)
Nest of Wallets - A best seller! Nick will perform for you his routine and will cover with you all of the nuances that make this effect so killer and so strong.
Autographical Transposition - If you are bored of the $100 bill switch, then try THIS the next time you are performing at the tables.
Serial Number Devination - A sneaky and devious method to divine numbers on a random borrowed bill.
Hidden Influence - An amazing and seemingly impossible prediction which happens in the spectator's own hands!
Carat & Schtick - Sometimes it is the small comedic moments in between routines which make a real difference to an act. This little bit of fun will ALWAYS get a laugh and gasp. Aces 4 U - A four ace production on the offbeat.
IMP Force & Applications - This force is a great utility which leads in to multiple and unlimited opportunities. (Card at Any Number, an UN-gimmicked Brainwaved effect or even a You Find It plot)
Watch Match - A coincidence effect utilizing two borrowed watches.
Mark is a real worker. He has made his living performing magic for a number of years. He also was a Creative Consultant for the one and only Criss Angel. You also may have seen him on the hit SyFy show Wizard Wars, where Penn praised him for his performance style. His effects have fooled some of the top names in all of magic, and he will be sharing some of those effects with you, At the Table.
DVS - Mark will be talking about this technique in great detail and cover new ideas and routines that never made it on to the DVD!
Quincy - A signed card vanishes from the deck under impossible conditions and reappears anywhere the magician so desires!
M.O.P. - An open prediction so clean, you might...just might think it's your destiny!
BCLB - The spectator peeks a playing card with the magician in the other room. The magician can come back and tell the spectator EXACTLY which card he/she chose! The magician can even deal down to the selection! Oh, by the way, this is done with a BORROWED deck!
Grab - Mark will be tipping the work to his pet effect along with some updated routines and ideas that were not published in the original release!
Traction - Mark's ace cutting routine with a twist! ANY four of a kind is cut to, card by card and in the end, changes into the four aces! This can be done with a BORROWED deck! This is a real fooler!
IF*$@%ed - Reveal a text sent to your phone without ever looking at the text! Repeat, the magician NEVER looks at their phone!
Placebo - The spectator names any card and then takes the deck behind his/her back and reverses one card at random. When the deck is spread, ONE card is seen to be reversed and it is their NAMED card. The magician NEVER touches the deck after the spectator has the cards!
Center Tear - Mark will share with you his work on this classic move